Why Writers Shouldn’t Blog Too Much | Vincent Mars

Blogging can take over your writing life. You may have reached a point where you have to ask yourself this question — is blogging distracting me from my more ambitious work? Many of us have started our blogs thinking it’s good for our writing careers. We need more than good writing if we want to be … Continue reading Why Writers Shouldn’t Blog Too Much | Vincent Mars


“Frequently asked questions” | Nick Denton (via Medium)

Wow. I've been obsessed with and concerned about the Fourth and Fifth Estates for a while. Some serious intrigue in this FAQ by Nick Denton, posted to Medium on March 22nd. An excerpt and link follows. The sale of Gizmodo and other properties is concluded, the litigation around Gawker.com settled, and my next project underway. … Continue reading “Frequently asked questions” | Nick Denton (via Medium)

Trying to Write as a Pantser | Shannon A. Thompson

Shannon A Thompson

I’m a pantser for the first time.

What’s a pantser? Someone who writes a book with no plan, as opposed to a plotter, who, you know, plots.

Normally, I plot like crazy. I have plots for my plots. (Also known as subplots.) And though I almost always deviate from my original plans, I always have a plan. But lately, I was feeling a little bogged down by all that planning. I yearned for adventure. For mystery. For absolute chaos. Like a road trip with no destination ahead. Just me and the road and whatever will happen.

So, I decided my first book of 2017 would be written in perfect pantser style, full speed ahead.

I’m not going to lie, I thought I would crash and burn. In fact, I expected to. But that wasn’t the case. Let me explain the differences by comparing my normal plotter ways and my current…

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LINKAGE: Brandon Rucker Writes @ Blogger

Reactivated. If only because absolutely no one demanded it. Go there now: Brandon Rucker Writes http://brandonruckerwrites.blogspot.com/